September 11, 2014 in Projects
I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...
August 15, 2014 in Projects
Hey y'all, I'm Melissa from Melly Sews, and today I'm going to show you how to sew this serger tray. I like to keep one below my serger to collect trimmings - I prefer this to a bag that hangs down. I can catch my trimmings and periodically dump them in the bigger wastebasket near me.
To make your own, you'll ...
August 7, 2014 in Projects
'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining"
Cloud Coasters with metallic thread
by see kate sew
These coasters are so simple to make and perfect for a colorful party! Two layers of felt will protect your surfaces and a silver thread "lining" will keep optimistic vibes all around. Serve them with rainbow colored drinks for extra good luck!
Ready to make some? Here is what ...
August 1, 2014 in Projects
Happy first Friday!
Heather here from The Sewing Loft back again to share some fun projects for you to stitch up!
Summer is quickly coming to an end and it's time to start thinking about Back To School. (Not sure if I should insert a big "Woo Hoo" here or a "dang it's almost over!" but either way the clock is ticking!)
Either way, to help ...
July 16, 2014 in Projects
Looking for a dress tutorial that is sweet and simple? Look no further!
I made this for my 3-year-old and with a few measurements you can make this for babies all the way to maybe 7 or 8 (just have to make sure you get the appropriate amount of fabric). Get your sewing machine ready and a serger is helpful too!
Ok, to ...
June 30, 2014 in Projects
This SUPER easy tutorial sews up in about 20-30 minutes and helps wrangle all of the plastic grocery bags that have overtaken the cabinet under the kitchen sink! I found this tutorial on the Phat Quarters blog as a starting point. I reworked it a bit, and now I am going to share my version of the tutorial. Here we go!
2 Fat Quarters, ...
June 19, 2014 in Projects
This dress can be made with measurements for baby to young child (like 6 years old or so)!
As my 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, only wants to wear dresses lately, I decided to whip a couple of dresses up for her benefit (and my benefit because of price (with coupons) and your benefit because I have another fun project tutorial)! This project ...
April 15, 2014 in Projects
Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! We'll use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffler Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)!
Head on over to the National Serger Month website for Part 2 of the Ruffled Diaper ...
April 14, 2014 in Projects
These are just the sweetest little ruffled bloomers! Get excited, we'll get to use bias tape, the serger, and the ruffler foot (or gathering) in this tutorial! Part 1 shows how to make the diaper cover before putting the elastic in. Part 2 will be the serging and making the ruffles, then, adding them to the diaper cover.
Supplies for the ...
March 5, 2014 in Projects
The theme of my nephew's first birthday party is Old Fashioned County Fair, so I made some quick and cute bean bags for a bean bag toss. Follow this easy tutorial to whip up a set for yourself!
BONUS: this DIY Bean Bag Tutorial is an excellent scrap buster, so no need to purchase more fabric!
Each bag requires two 5" x ...